i forgot what week it was. there has been a lot going on over here so keeping up with this 52 weeks is not easy. i know it’s tuesday. better late than never. you may be hearing that a lot this year. but here i am. still going.
unless you live in a cave you may have noticed that sustainability is being brought up everywhere these day. this is not dooms day fluff people. as humans in inhabiting this place we really should all be doing our part. right? we all know it’s really time to get get real in every aspect of our lives. let’s start small and build a life more connected to the earth. she is the mother after all. i know a single spiral herb garden is not going to save the world so please save the end of the world drama for your mama.
this was such a fun project and i highly recommend doing something like this with your children. they will love it! i must say it’s super cool stepping into the back yard to see how the plants are doing and they get a little bit bigger everyday. you will find the story in pictures below and can get the details of how to do something like this in your back yard over at the nature learning center where the directions are located and more insight can be found. i just took the photos. the bricks were found on craigslist so that helped out significantly with the materials cost. for the cardboard i just went through the closet and recycled a few boxes from zappos, earth shoes(my number one pick for wedding shooting shoes) , and whcc. i can’t wait to step into the yard for a few strawberries, fresh basil, serrano chilies and edible flowers. fun.
it’s a start and a special thank you to shryner for being such a diligent on site inspector. scroll to the bottom for the list of plants we used.
all plants were purchased from diane’s herbs at – 760-728-1251 3642 S. Mission Rd. Fallbrook, CA 92028
please visit the nature learning center for more info.
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Plants of The Garden Spiral:
Flowers: These flowers are edible, attract bees, repel bugs, and are very beautiful also!
1. Indian Chief Nasturtium
2. Blue Borage
1. Holy Mole capsicum Annuum
2. Chili Tepin Hot Cayenne
3. Jalapeno Heirloom
1. Lemon Grass
1. Garlic Chives
1. Greek Columnar Basil
2. African Blue Basil
3. Berggarten Sage
5. Italian Parsley
6. French Thyme
7. Greek Oregano
8. Tuscan Blue Rosemary